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By Jörg Rüpke

ISBN-10: 1444341316

ISBN-13: 9781444341317

A entire remedy of the numerous symbols and associations of Roman faith, this significant other areas some of the spiritual symbols, discourses, and practices, together with Judaism and Christianity, right into a higher framework to bare the sprawling panorama of the Roman religion.

An cutting edge advent to Roman religion.
Approaches the sector with a spotlight at the human-figures rather than the gods.
Analyzes spiritual alterations from the 8th century BC to the fourth century AD.
Offers the 1st background of non secular motifs on cash and household/everyday utensils.
Presents Roman faith inside of its cultural, social, and historic contexts.

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An inscription from Chichester locates him in the area, and it has long been assumed that he owned the remarkable palace at nearby Fishbourne. 20 Whether he did or not, or whether or not it was the governor’s residence, does not alter the fact that parts of central southern Britain showed astonishingly rapid Romanization in this period. We know nothing of Togidubnus’ origins, but the geographical location makes it likely that he had some connection with the Atrebates, and indeed may even have been the dynastic beneficiary of Verica’s appeal to Claudius.

15 Once again, ‘Celts’ forded the river while the rest of the Roman force crossed a bridge upstream. This was probably a pontoon bridge set up by Roman military engineers at a point where the river could 51 be easily crossed. This could have been a different stretch of the Thames to the one where the earlier battle had just been fought, but it does imply that the first battle had been fought on the Medway. A more radical suggestion is that Dio assumed two separate river battles were involved, when in fact he had used different accounts of the same battle.

Late first century BC. (British Museum). Recent analysis has shown that Italian wine amphorae imports to Britain were maintained at a high level after 50 BC, peaking c. 10 BC, unlike in Gaul where far less was imported, but thereafter declined. This is explained by demand from the Roman army on the Rhine for British foodstuffs and sustained state interest in Britain, until an increase in demand for wine in Italy limited exports. When Commios fell out with Caesar in 52 BC, he fought once more with the Gaulish Atrebates until he was defeated, and fled to southern Britain.

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